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Colon cancer prevention

  • Colon cancer risk factors

    Somali: Kaansarka mindhicirka iyo malawadka

    Spanish: Cáncer colorectal: Factores de riesgo

    An understanding of risk factors associated with colorectal cancer can be the first step toward prevention.

    Risk factors for colon cancer:

    expand to learn more Age

    expand to learn more Family history

    expand to learn more Polyps

    expand to learn more Diet

    expand to learn more Polyps, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease

    expand to learn more Tobacco use, obesity and lack of exercise

  • Good colorectal health for colon cancer prevention

    The following suggestions can promote colorectal health.

    • Get regular colon cancer screening tests.
    • Keep a record of cancers or polyps if they occur in your parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles and children.
    • Eat a diet low in fat and high in fiber. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
    • Do not smoke.
    • Do not drink too much alcohol.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please talk with your health care provider.